Champlain College launches BYOBiz Speaker Series

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–Champlain College’s Bring-Your-Own-Business program (BYOBiz) is launching a new speaker series focused on entrepreneurship. The talks are free and open to the public and will cover a wide range of business topics of interest to future and current entrepreneurs.”The BYOBiz Speaker Series&And Entrepreneurship for All” kicks off in March with two offerings.On Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m., several area retailers will discuss “Retailing in the Millennium–Challenges and Opportunities.” Representatives from Earl’s Cyclery and Fitness, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Small Dog Electronics, Steeze and The Body Shop will take part in the discussion. Offered in Champlain College’s Alumni Auditorium at 375 Maple Street, Burlington.On Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m., Bob Verrico of Giant Step Strategies will discuss “Using the Latest Technology to Place a Value on Your Customer.” Offered in Champlain College’s Alumni Auditorium at 375 Maple Street, Burlington.”The BYOBiz Speaker Series&And Entrepreneurship for All” is sponsored in part through a grant from The Coleman Foundation, a private, independent grantmaker that has committed more than $38 million to promote the option of self-employment, improve the quality of entrepreneurship education, and help create a new generation of business owners.Champlain College’s new BYOBiz program offers a unique blend of targeted course selections, mentoring networks and community support to help student entrepreneurs build their businesses successfully. The program has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine and on “Marketplace” business report, heard on national public radio stations.last_img